News & Blogs

Keep up with the latest news affecting small and local charities and views from our expert teams and partners.

Selected articles

Caroline Howe

Lloyds Bank Foundation launch new national Infrastructure Fund

24 August 2020

Lloyds Bank For England and Wales launch their new Infrastructure Fund. Here, Caroline Howe, Policy and National Programme Manager, discusses the approach and thinking behind the fund.

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Harriet Stranks

Learn more about our COVID Recovery Fund

29 July 2020

Here, Director of Grants, Harriet Stranks takes us through the thoughts behind the new fund aimed at helping charities recover from the pandemic and its aftermath.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation report

Lloyds Bank Foundation New Fund

27 July 2020

Small and local charities helping people overcome complex social issues can now apply for two-year unrestricted grants of £50,000 with dedicated organisational development support.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation speaks at House of Lords Public Services Committee

30 June 2020

As part of the House of Lord public inquiry, our CEO, Paul Streets spoke about what can be learned from the way public services have responded during the pandemic, including the role of charities

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Lloyds Bank Foundation welcomes new manager for Wales, Rachel Marshall

01 June 2020

Lloyds Bank Foundation welcomes new manager for Wales, Rachel Marshall

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Harriet Stranks, Director of Grants at Lloyds Bank Foundation

An update on our Covid-19 support

27 May 2020

We’ve made some changes to our grant programme over the last couple of months and some explanation of the changes and thoughts about how we move forward would be useful.

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Accessing mental health services during COVID-19: adapted services, complex needs and increase in demand

21 May 2020

Derbyshire Federation for Mental Health support those with complex mental health needs. Here, Rona Rawson discusses how they've adapted their services to meet demand.

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Victoria Burrows

How mental health charities like Improving Lives are responding to impact of COVID-19

18 May 2020

Victoria Burrows, CEO of mental health charity Improving Lives, discusses the importance of raising awareness of shortage of funding during Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

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Lloyds Bank Foundation Influencing Officer Lydia Rye

Watch: Webinar - How to Communicate in a Crisis

20 March 2020

Watch our new webinar on how small charities can communicate effectively in a crisis.

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Hands

Transform: How one charity was helped to innovate and improve to create change in the domestic and sexual abuse sector

06 March 2020

Romy Briant is chair of Reducing the Risk. Here she writes how the Transform programme helped to boost her charity and enable them to influence policy and practice

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